They praise these tiny indie bands, but if a band finally gets mainstream success, the same people who praised them attack them for 'selling out.' People often play at being nonconformists to mask their own feelings of not fitting in.
Countless people have attempted to define the absolute power of the world of nature. Some praise it as god, some call it the Buddha, others call it truth. Still others convert nature into a philosophy by which they attempt to sound its deepest truth. Such attempts to define the power of nature are no more than striving to escape its effects.
It's what I like to call the horizontal Jesus. Vertical Jesus are the songs that say 'Lord I love you, Lord I praise you, Lord I thank you' and horizontal is 'I'm in a situation. This is the problem. How can I apply that now horizontally?' There are more problems in the world because he's not being applied horizontally.
Contemplation: I read a lot of books on philosophy and religion, and try to keep always growing in that part of my life, because without having a spiritual grounding, I think you can get really swayed by the winds of all the praise or the criticism; it's all very, kind of, up and down. Try to stay up and focused.
The best of man is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him.
And before my Soul took me to task I was hard of hearing; I heard only tumult and uproar. But now I am all ears listening to the silence and its choirs singing the hymns of time, intoning the praises of the firmament, revealing the secrets of the invisible.
Your saying 'I do not understand you' is praise beyond my worth, and an insult you do not deserve.
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
The envier praises me unknowingly.
Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no one.
Once in a while, I see my fellow TV investors praise a business just because they like the entrepreneur behind it. That kind of thinking might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside - but let's get back to reality.
They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that.
Perhaps out inactivity is not so much waiting on God as it is an expression of the fear of man, the love of the praise of man, and disbelief in God's providence.
We have been stuffed full of praise for mediocrity and had our foibles diagnosed away with hyphenated jargon and pop psychology.
It's somewhat disquieting that the same parents and educators who are horrified by the notion of child soldiers have bestowed upon 'The Hunger Games' a double mantle of critical praise and global bestsellerdom.
O Yes, I must sing, and so must you sing also. For all music is singing, and in music there is praise of life.
There is a quiet, open place in the depths of the mind, to which we can go many times in the day and lift up our soul in praise, thankfulness and conscious unity. With practise this God-ward turn of the mind becomes an almost constant direction, underlying all our other activities.
The Local Paper here asked that me books be banned........THE HIGHEST PRAISE for an Irish writer.
There's no scientific definition. A hymn...is a song of praise to God. I think there were three real goals with our hymns that made them seem more in line with traditional classical hymn writing than with the modern worship movement and differentiate us slightly.
All ages serve and worship the same God, gather under the same gospel and add to the collective song that praises the faithfulness of God as each generation shares in his promises to us.
Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things.
I seriously don't take praise to my heart or to my head. I only want to work harder and never getcomplacent.
There's nothing a man can stand so much of as praise.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
A snob is unreliable. The work he praises might just be good.
People were never meant to be idols. We aren't supposed to be worshipped. Only God deserves that kind of praise.
Ironically, the first thing that appealed to me about Islam was its pluralism. The fact that the Koran praises all the great prophets of the past.
Actors are greedy. They can never be satisfied. I want praise as well as box office returns.
Do not praise yourself not slander others: There are still many days to go and any thing could happen.
The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one.
Just be quiet and accept the praise.
The function of education has never been to free the mind and the spirit of man, but to bind them; and to the end that the mind and spirit of his children should never escape, Homo Sapiens has employed praise, ridicule, admonition, accusation, mutilation, and even torture to chain them to the culture pattern.
There are entire congregations who worship praise and praise worship but who have not yet learned to praise and worship God in Jesus Christ.
Across the board, it's infinitely more effective to praise actions that you want to encourage than to punish those you disapprove of.
Giving appreciations, praise, and gratitudes feels good and puts good vibes in the environment.
I think there have been so many documentaries about pop stars, made by pop stars. It's a new phenomenon. People making these movies where they praise themselves and show their own weaknesses. it's all designed to make you love them even more.
He, who praises you for what you have not, wishes to take from you what you have.
— Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena
Complain and remain. Praise and be raised.
When you focus on how wonderful God is and all the great things He's done... is doing... and even will do in your life, your natural response will be praise, adoration and awe. Don't let yourself ever get used to it... stay amazed!